15 days in Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Thailand Itinerary

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15 days in Thailand Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Patong, Phuket
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Ko Phi Phi Don
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Krabi Town
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Koh Tao
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Ko Pha Ngan
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Bangkok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chiang Mai
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Patong, Phuket

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Phuket Kart, then laugh and play at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Kids Club Phuket.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Patong online tour builder .

Washington DC, USA to Patong is an approximately 25-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Indochina Time is 12 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Karon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
The Kids Club Phuket ©
The Kids Club Phuket

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Nui Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Ko Bida Nok.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Bida Nok ©
Ko Bida Nok

1
night
Krabi Town

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

1
night
Koh Tao

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Laem Thian and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Krabi Town in July, Koh Tao is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Salad Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, enjoy some diversion at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, then look for gifts at Sugar & Spice, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Plai Laem.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ko Pha Ngan can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium ©
Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Purina Sheep Farm ©
Purina Sheep Farm

2
nights
Bangkok

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine). Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then don't miss a visit to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

3
nights
Chiang Mai

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh and then identify plant and animal life at Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Chiang Mai are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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